Best Leather Tote Bags

brown skinned woman wearing brown leather tote bag

I love handbags as much as I love shoes. And just like shoes, there are bags designed for every occasion.

Sometimes you just want a wristlet to complement your evening dress, while other times you need a bag that can carry absolutely everything in under the sun. You need a good tote – or ten!

I prefer leather totes because not only do they carry my work items, gym clothes, makeup essentials, but because leather looks great all year ’round and it will hold up to the tumble of my often hectic life.

Why you need a (Leather) Tote bag:

A good tote can be used to carry enough clothes for a weekend getaway, a change of shoes, your Macbook, and all of your essential items like your keys and smartphone in well organized inner pockets.

Satchels, Messenger bags, hobos and even backpacks just don’t have enough room to hold everything you may need for both the day and night.

Tips on choosing a tote bag

This list only includes leather totes that are affordable. Sure, it’s great to splurge every now and then on a designer handbag because they are great investments. But let’s be honest, not everyone can afford to have a closet full of Birkin bags.

You need an affordable bag that will last and ideally has enough accessible pockets to help keep you well organized. I included leather totes that are both fashionable and functional. Hopefully, you’ll see something you like.

Brown Leather Tote Bag

Want a leather tote that is soft yet sturdy? Then this Yaluxe Leather Tote is just the thing. Honestly, I’d never heard of the brand but after seeing an Amazon’s choice tag and over 500 reviews on this single bag, I learned that this is a great up and coming brand that makes a wide variety of affordable handbags.

This particular tote is made of cow split leather, with sturdy stitching and metal hardware that will ensure durability over the long haul. It also has long straps that are wide enough not to dig into your shoulder.

Best of all, it’s roomy and will fit everything such as a laptop, iPad, books, sweater and beach towels.

Pockets: The bag is divided into two main compartments. It has an easy access front pocket, two open pockets, and one zipped one.

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Michael Kors Leather Tote Shoulder Bag

I love Michael Kors bags. They range from the ridiculously expensive luxury bags to more affordable handbags like this Jet Set Leather Tote.

There are a number of color options that are perfect for any season, and personally I like the pink since it helps set it apart from my black bags. The soft textured leather and gold hardware give this bag a luxurious high end feel and I get compliments left and right.

Pockets: A main compartment and two side pockets.

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Black Bostanten Leather Tote Bag

This bag is very customizable. It has a removable inner pouch to help separate your large items from your smaller ones, and comes with to different strap styles (one leather, one woven)

It’s made of cowhide leather and has solid gold hardware, including a metal buckle closure. Most importantly, it is big enough to fit everything you’ll need for the day.

Pockets: Main bag: one main compartment and the removable bag, which has a zipper pouch, two slip pouches.

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Laptop Leather Tote Bag

This large tote is made to be stood up as it has small feet on the bottom of the bag. They also serve to keep the surface clean as well so you can place it on the (gasp) floor if need be.

It has adjustable handles and is very spacious so it’s used by many online reviewers as a laptop bag that can be used at work as it has a professional look and feel with its high quality leather.

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Pink Leather Tote (lots of pockets)

This leather tote has pockets galore! A center zipper pocket, an inside supper pocket and two additional open pockets as well. I love pockets as they help keep me organized and I can store smaller items in separate compartments for easy access.

It’s has a beautiful shiny leather exterior with nylon inside lining and can hold a 15” laptop it’s so big. More than enough for my 13” Macbook for school and work.

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Leather Tote + Inner Bag

This is another tote bag that comes with a smaller inner bag. Users online loved the navy blue set. Large tote to carry your tablet or laptop, sweaters, towels, shoes etc…while the small inner bag hold your ID, keys and smartphone.

Leather on the outside and polyester lines the inside. Strong adjustable handles and straps so you can wear it as a comfortable crossbody as well.

Pockets: 1 zipper compartment, 1 back pocket, 1 inner pocket and two inner slot pockets.

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Michael Kors Carryall Tote

Who doesn’t love Michael Kors bags? This tote comes in two sizes and user seem to be split on which one is best. It comes down to your needs. If you need plenty of room for all your essentials and then some, get the larger version.

Otherwise, if you want something lighter without an inside divider that you can comfortably carry around all day and night, then get the smaller version.

Either way, it’s an authentic Michael Kors handbag so it will look great either way.

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Erotokritos leather handbag

Erotokritos Handbags Big Basquet Leather Handbag

Erotokritos is not a very well-known brand but we came across this leather handbag and it’s nard to get your hands on it so try the Poshmark link below for a used one.

Bostanten Shoulder Tote Bag

This is a Bostanten bag, which may not be a household name like Chanel or Kate Spade when it comes to handbag fashion, but it’s certainly a well liked brand online.

They are a new brand with a host of affordable handbags and purses that come in a wide range of colors and styles, and this leather tote is just the latest example of their quality and attention to detail.

This bag is made of thick leather with gold hardware, and has the option of two different straps that can be used ( a rigid one or a fabric strap), depending on style preference and how you like to carry your bag.

This handbag isn’t as big as some of the others on this list so you can’t fit a 13” laptop, but it has room for a tablet, flats, makeup, keys and other essentials.

Pockets: Slip pockets and zip pocket that goes all the way around the inside of the bag.

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